Nottingham Forest have recently signed Danilo but aren’t wasting any time in scouting the market for additions to their squad with a Newcastle striker on their radar.
A surprise move is now on the cards for Chris Wood, as the former Burnley man has fallen down the pecking order for the Magpies.
Wood signed for Newcastle last January for £25 million but has only made four starts, and may be looking for more game time with Forest looking to reinforce the attack with Taiwo Awoniyi injured.
Loaning the striker is more likely, and whilst the deal is far from flashy, it could provide the Reds with a strong focal point up top.
Overall a deal is not likely to happen, but in football things can change quick, and a serious injury to another forward could push the door wide open for a loan move like this.
Forest and Brentford are also said to be scrapping it out for a right winger likened to Gareth Bale currently on hot form in the Ukranian league.
Viktor Tsygankov is the name, and has made a staggering 236 appearances for Dynamo Kyiv.
Currently on nine goals and six assists, the player is influential but may not come with a big price tag due to his contract with the club set to expire in the summer of 2024.
Forest and Brentford aren’t the only teams to have had Tsygankov on their radar, as according to the report Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Newcastle, Wolves and West Ham have all been interested.
Whether or not Forest add the 25-year-old to their ranks, It seems likely the winger will end up making a move away from Kyiv at some point in the near future.
The Telegraph have also suggested on the opposite end of the pitch that due to an injury to Dean Henderson Forest may look at goalkeeper options in the market.
However, with the keeper only set to miss three to four weeks, including a period where they play Henderson’s parent club Manchester United where he won’t be able to play, its unlikely this will cause a kneejerk move.
Each day the rumour mill for Forest keeps spinning, and with the clock ticking on the market it won’t be long to see how many players are signed to help secure another season in the top division for the Reds.